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Folklore-Related Events for the 2008 - 2009 Academic Year

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Thursday, December 4, 6 p.m.
Lecture by Prof. Evangelos Avdikos, University of Thesssaly
"Kalikantzaroi and the 12 Days of Christmas in Greece"
Sponsored by the Modern Greek Program at Penn Language Center and the Hellenic University Club
Location: Cohen Hall (formerly Logan Hall) 402, University of Pennsylvania
A reception will immediately follow the event

Monday, November 24, 4 p.m.
Lecture by Dr. Anna Kushkova, European University at St. Petersburg
"Refined Jews: Yikhes and Social Status in the (Post)-Soviet Shtetl"
Co-sponsored by the Graudate Program in Folklore & Folklife, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
Location: Cherpack Conference Room, 5th Floor, Williams Hall
A reception will immediately follow the event

Wednesday, November 19, 4:30 p.m.
Lecture by Edward Hirsch ('79), President, Guggenheim Foundation
"'My Pace Provokes My Thoughts': Poetry and Walking"
Co-sponsored by the Graudate Program in Folklore & Folklife, the Department of English, and the Program in Comparative Literature
Location: Claudia Cohen Hall (formerly Logan Hall), Room G17
A reception will immediately follow the event

Monday, October 20, 4:30 p.m.
Lecture by Prof. Evangelos Gr. Avdikos, University of Thessaly
"Continuity, Identity, and Folk Studies in Greece"
Co-sponsored by the Graudate Program in Folklore & Folklife, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Classical Studies Location: Moose Room, 3619 Locust Walk (Fiji House)
A reception will immediately follow the event

Wednesday, September 24, 4:30 p.m.
Folklore Fall Party!
Location: Moose Room, 3619 Locust Walk (Fiji House)
A reception will immediately follow the event


Upcoming Conferences

Wednesday, October 21-Sunday, October 25, 2009
American Folklore Society 2009 Annual Meeting, “Examining the Ethics of Place”
The Grove Hotel and the Boise Centre
Boise, Idaho
Deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2009.
For more information, visit the AFS website.

Sunday, June 21-Saturday, June 27, 2009
15th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR), "Narratives across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptations"
Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens
Athens, Greece
Deadline for registration: June 30, 2008
Deadline for abstracts: October 6, 2008
For more information, visit the ISFNR website.

Wednesday, April 22-Saturday, April 25, 2009
The Fairy Tale After Angela Carter
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Confirmed keynote speakers: Jack Zipes, Marina Warner, Cristina Bacchilega, and Donald Haase
Deadline for abstracts: November 3, 2008
For more information, visit the conference website or contact Stephen Benson at s.benson@uea.ac.uk.

Thursday, April 16-Saturday, April 18, 2009
Western States Folklore Society (WSFS) Annual Meeting
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
Deadline for abstracts: February 20, 2009.
For more information, visit the conference website or email Heather Joseph-Withman at hwithman@otis.edu.

Wednesday, April 8-Saturday, April 11, 2009
National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2008 (deadline extended for most sections--see complete list)
Calls for papers from some folklore-related areas include:
For more information, visit the conference website, or contact the appropriate subject area chair.

Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28, 2009
Public and Private: IU/OSU Conference 2009, a collaborative conference between the Indiana University Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Associations and The Ohio State University Folklore Student Association
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Deadline for abstracts: February 1, 2009
Registration deadline: February 28, 2009
For more information, visit the conference website or email submissions to iu.osu.conf@gmail.com.


Prizes and Other CFPs

Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2008
Don Yoder Prize for Best Student Paper
Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of the American Folklore Society
For more information, see AFS Folk Belief section website.

Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2008
Elli Kongas-Maranda Student Prize
Women's Section of the American Folklore Society
For more information, email Linda Lee at lindalee@sas.upenn.edu.


Past Events, Conferences, and Other Deadlines

Thursday, November 20-Friday, November 21, 2008
Hoosier Folklore Society 2008 Annual Meeting
"Scotland, Burns, and the Scottish-American Experience"
Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede III, Indiana State University, Terre Haute
Deadline for abstracts: October 15, 2008.
For more information, email the conference committee, Jodine Perkins and Suzanne Ingalsbe, at HoosierFolklore@gmail.com or visit the HFS website.

Wednesday, October 22-Sunday, October 26, 2008
American Folklore Society 2008 Annual Meeting, “The Commons and the Commonwealth”
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
Deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2008.
For more information, visit the AFS website.

Thursday, September 25-Saturday, September 27, 2008
12th Annual Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Les Rites des Passage, by Arnold van Gennep!
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Deadline for abstracts: August 1, 2008.
For more information, email Jack Santino at jacksantino@hotmail.com.

To submit a folklore-related event for inclusion on this calendar, email Linda Lee at lindalee@sas.upenn.edu, and please put "Folklore Events Calendar" in the subject heading.

View the Folklore events calendar for the 2007-2008 academic year

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